Open Workshop Thursday All Day

101 The Therapist’s Journey

Erving Polster & Caroline Paltin • Thursday All Day
LOCATION: HAMPTON ROOM

Erving PolsterCaroline PaltinGiven the professional isolation in which we often practice, a common paradox of the therapist’s life is yearning for the very quality of personal connection we try to offer our clients. Life Focus Groups enable participants to explore their lives,
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104 The Art of Performance

Richard Gonzalez • Thursday All Day
LOCATION: REGENCY BALLROOM

Richard GonzalezDoes the thought of giving a toast, making a presentation, or performing music for a group—however small—fill you with dread? Fear no more! Come be creative and spend this day engaging in interactive movement and communication exercises. Continue reading

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106 The Wholeness Process

Connirae Andreas • Thursday All Day
LOCATION: Blue room

Connirae AndreasIf you’ve explored Eastern spirituality, you’ve probably heard phrases like “The small self is an illusion: realize that you are a vast Self” and “Enlightenment comes through loss of the ego.” Continue reading

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112 A Day of Qigong

Patrick Dougherty • Thursday All Day
LOCATION: DIPLOMAT ROOM

Patrick DoughertyQigong, an ancient Chinese mindfulness practice derived from Taoist traditions, is a simple but powerful way of balancing one’s energy to reduce stress, promote good health, slow the aging process, and enhance emotional well-being.
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123 The Ethically Attuned Therapist

Mary Jo Barrett • Thursday All Day
LOCATION: PALLADIAN ROOM

Mary Jo BarrettThe ethical rules for therapists used to be unambiguous: no gifts, no self-disclosure, no dual relationships, no out-of-session contact, and, of course, no sex. But today the rules against boundary violations aren’t so straightforward, nor do the old prohibitions always seem clinically useful. Continue reading

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124 Navigating the New DSM-5

Martha Teater • Thursday All Day
LOCATION: AMBASSADOR ROOM

Martha TeaterThe recent introduction of DSM-5–the most important revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders in 20 years–requires clinicians to make various changes to the way they assess and diagnose clients. Continue reading

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